Mucoraceae
A family of fungi (class Zygomycetes) comprising terrestrial, aquatic, and sometimes parasitic organisms; includes the genera Mucor, Absidia, Rhizopus, Rhizomucor, Apophysomyces, and Mortierella. Although the various species of the genera are ordinarily saprobic, free-living forms, some of them cause mucormycosis in humans. [L. mucor, mold]

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Mu·co·ra·ce·ae .myü-kə-'rā-sē-.ē n pl a large family of chiefly saprophytic molds of the order Mucorales having a well-developed branching mycelium that lacks septa and including many molds (as members of the genera Rhizopus and Mucor) that are destructive to food products (as bread, fruits, or vegetables)
mu·co·ra·ceous -'rā-shəs adj

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Mu·co·ra·ceae (mu″kə-raґse-e) a family of fungi of the order Mucorales, characterized by having the thallus not segmented or ramified; pathogenic genera include Absidia, Apophysomyces, Mucor, Rhizomucor, and Rhizopus.

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